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October 31, 2016

Initial experiential and professional training in psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy HDS.


Validated by COSCA. Equivalent to the COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills considered by most institutions as a pre-requisite for further study to become a counsellor or psychotherapist.


The Foundations of Human Relations and Counselling (FHRC) programme provides an introduction to psychodynamic ideas about what it means to be human, together with experiential training in communication and counselling skills incorporating psychodynamic principles.  Participants will also explore other therapeutic modalities. This course gives unparalleled insight into the complexities of human interactions and is a foundation for the use of advanced communications and counselling skills.  The course would be ideal for people who are looking to improve their personal and professional interactions or to explore further steps towards gaining qualifications in counselling and psychotherapy.  Teachers, social workers and other ‘people-facing’ professionals are offered invaluable insight into ‘how we come to be as we are’, as well as highlighting the possible pitfalls and ‘disappointments’ that contribute to a range of emotional or behavioural difficulties and dilemmas that we may encounter. 


By choosing to focus predominantly on the psychodynamic relational perspective, you will learn about the importance of early life experience and of our human environment in determining modes of human relationships and patterns of behaviour. The psychodynamic and relational focus underpins the interactions of students and staff.  


Course Structure


This course consists of four, 30-hour modules taught intensively over five weekend days.

Module 1:     Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th February 2017

                       Friday 17th, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th February 2017


Module 2:     Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March 2017

                       Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th April 2017


Module 3:     Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May 2017

                       Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June 2017


Module 4:     Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July, 2017

                       Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July 2017


Each module consists of a mixture of taught seminars, discussion groups and one-to-one sessions some of which will be recorded and used as a teaching aid with the rest of your group.  Participants will also have access to relevant reading material.  Class sizes are small, with each module having a maximum of 12 students, in order to deliver the best and most enriching learning experience for students.


This course does not qualify you to practise as a counsellor.  Successful completion of Modules 1 and 2 provides entry to our Diploma in Human Relations and Counselling course.


A postgraduate-level Certificate in the Foundations of Human Relations and Counselling will be awarded after the satisfactory completion of the course.  Participants should aim for 100% attendance. A minimum of 85% attendance is required to complete the course.


2017 Fees

£325 per module


Applications are open now for the next intake of the course, to start in February 2017. To apply, please complete and return the application form here by Friday 16th December 2016.

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